" I am-alas ! not of an age
which is very receptive of fresh emotions, but I confess that
I received thern to day in full measure among those
people whose past is their present, and who (hence their sense
of superiority) desire no change. It is a souvenir that
I shall guard very jealously and not the less so, since, in my
Cicerone, I recognised the ferveur and knowledge
that my own Father used to feel towards his beloved cities of Lahore et Amritzor.